La Mirada, California – Hispanic gangs
La Mirada is one of the Gateway Cities located in southeast Los Angeles County. It borders the Orange County cities of Fullerton, La Habra, and Buena Park, and occupies a total of 7.8 sq. mile of land. The City of La Mirada was named a “Best Place to Live” by CNN Money Magazine. The nominations were based on data such as low crime rates, education scores, population growth, accessibility, housing affordability, school quality, arts and leisure opportunities and racial diversity.
La Mirada is Spanish for “The View”. It was the creation of two men, Andrew McNally, a printer and mapmaker from Chicago and his son-in-law Edwin Neff. Today, La Mirada is best known as the home of the private Christian University, Biola University and the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.
According to the 2008 US Census, the total population of La Mirada is 49,369 people. 53.6% of residents are White, 41.3% are Hispanic, 15.3% are Asian and 2% are Black or African American. 38.6% speak a language other than English in the home. 26% of residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher and 85.4% have a high school degree. 9.6% of families and 13.2% of individuals live below the poverty line.
Hispanic gangs in La Mirada, California